A Science Experiment
How can salt lose its saltiness? I mean, Sodium Chloride is Sodium Chloride, right?
In this experiment, we will make some gritty grotty salt and think about what it might be useful for. (Spoiler, it’s not chip butties!) … More Unsalty Salt – Isaiah 58:1-12 & Matthew 5:13-20
I have a love-hate relationship with winter. Good bits, like sparkling frosty mornings, and bad bits like short days and gloomy weather.
Over the years I have discovered a link between winter and my own spirituality. … More Winter Weariness – Look, See, Pray
Responding Act Justly Love Mercy Walk Humbly What could these mean in practical terms, in my country? In my church? In my life personally, in my family, school or work? White each phrase on a large piece of paper, perhaps different colours, and brainstorm some ideas for how these could look in our world today. … More Ridiculous! – Micah 6:1-8 & Matthew 5:1-12
In place of fear Jesus offers peace- an inner tranquility that transcends circumstance. Peace in the Bible is more than the “absence of conflict.” Peace refers to the state of wholeness, wellness, being reconciled to God, and enjoying His favour. … More Peace & Tranquility – Look, see, Pray
Just recently, a reader asked for activities to help children think about the recent Australian bush fires. Here are some ideas, which equally apply to other times when hard things happen. Activity – Look for the Helpers Fred Rodgers has good advice for all of us when the problems of the world seem overwhelming: Look for … More Mourning with Those who Mourn – Psalm 27:1,4-9
Parents have a wonderfully annoying phrase… “Patience is a virtue.” Mine trotted it out whenever I was impatient or stroppy. It was SO aggravating- and didn’t immediately make me want to be patient!
… More Patience- Look, See, Pray
Some ways of praying using our fingers and hands. These are useful for All Age Worship, for assemblies and schools work, for Sunday School and for praying at home as a family. Pointing Prayers (referring to 2 Corinthians 5:17 – new beginnings) In our prayers today we will use a pointing finger to show us … More Hand and Finger Prayers